Tuesday 6 June 2017

We will miss you .................

As I already said in a previous post, one of our 'partners in crime' (Moira) couldn't make our school reunion - this is the card I sent off to her so it would arrive when the event kicked off. And we did miss her very much needless to say:
I used:

- 4" x 6" cream card blank (I reverted to our A6 measurement as, according to the image panel, plus sentiment, it actually looked more balanced)

- a Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'romance of flowers' sheet - adhered to a snippet of card and then die cut using a Spellbinders oval die - ran a ball ended tool around the edge before removing the image from the die itself

- from the same Stickeroo sheet I then added a separate butterfly sticker

- die cut a backing layer using SU's Wisteria Wonder' card and a shallow scalloped Spellbinders die, again ran a ball ended tool around the outer 'grooves' then glued the image to the backing panel

- the sentiment was stamped, using the Misti, VersaFine 'Vintage Sepia' ink and a sentiment from the Penny Black set called 'special thoughts'

- glued the image panel in place and left it at that - used cream and managed four layers, if you count the addition of the butterfly!

I got back home safely yesterday but do need time to catch up on the Snippets Playground girls! In my absence, Megan stepped forward as our current Guest Designer and offered to make sure she commented on your entries. Bless her heart, I've just begun hopping around your entries and she's been true to her word - thank you so much Megan! What a star.

BTW, I had the colly wobbles about my vastly improved back holding up over the weekend - what with longish car drives, luggage humping, strange bed, clambering about on boats etc. But, so far, all is good! Of course, it might just have helped that this was also the first time I didn't get up on the table and do a can-can followed by a quick swing from a chandelier after the formal Saturday Dinner :)

When I get time I'll pop some photos on a blog post with a couple of tales from recent events - believe me, there are some things at these reunion weekends you really couldn't make up!


  1. You're so thoughtful to have made this pretty card and sent it to your friend just at the right moment to let her know she was missed at the reunion! She will never forget your kindness, Di! And I'm so delighted to hear that your back held up to all those rides, strange beds, humping, and - well, really, my dear, one is quite too shocked to say more!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Hi Di, a great card for your MIA friend, I'm sure she loved her special card, glad to hear you are having fun with the others and getting into plenty of mischief, have a wonderful week... Megan

  3. What a lovely thought to make a pretty card to send to your friend who couldn't make it to the reunion - I'm sure she was thrilled to get it. Pleased to hear you had a good time and look forward to hearing about some of your exploits.

  4. A lovely thought Di and really stylish card.

    B x

  5. It's a lovely card and the design is perfectly proportioned. How kind of you to ensure Moira knew she was missed.

    SOOOO glad your back held out, even though you had to miss some of your usual shenanigans!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Such a pretty card! I am so glad you back behaved while you were away having fun! I am looking forward to hearing about the shenanigans and seeing the photos! Hugs xxx

  7. Sounds like you had a brilliant time catching up Di l adore your card and looking forward to seeing your photos take care xx

  8. Gorgeous card and such lovely colours Di. Sounds like you managed to have a lot of fun even though you were one 'partner in crime' short xx

  9. Glad the reunion went well Di and your back is still in a good state after your busy time, and how lovely of you to send this card to your friend Moira. I love the pretty stickeroo flowers and butterfly and the large scalloped mat in that gorgeous wisteria colours works well. x

  10. Beautiful card, Di!
    Em xoxox

  11. This is such a pretty card and I'm sure it was greatly appreciated. Glad to hear that your back held up x

  12. Hi Di,
    so glad all went well at the reunion.
    Your card for your friend that couldn't make it is so very lovely and beautifully created as always.
    Love tha wisteria colour card and that beautiful flower image and the background is super.
    Of course the butterfly is stunning too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Not having much luck in commenting at the moment. I have been chucked out of blogger but reinstated , chucked out of Flickr even though I know my account details and password but still had to set a new account up in order to commentt on another card. Strewth! I need me a holiday! So glad to hear you had a nice time and refrained from dancing on the tables. I thought I recognised this as being a stickeroo Miss and very nice it looks here too. Perfect against the wisteria card stock. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Nice to have you back, especially with a really lovely card, PB stickeroo's are a life saver at times.
    The image goes fabulous with the backing card and a brilliant idea to cut it into an oval shape, note to self.
    Glad you had a great time and really glad you didn't do the can-can, Ieave that till next time we meet up because I wouldn't want to miss it.

    Kath x

  15. Wow!! So sweet card, amazing flowers and LOVE the handmade border around the frame! Fabulous make, and thanks so much for entering in the Butterfly Challenge#72 :D

  16. How thoughtful of you - such a pretty card and a lovely design.

  17. Glad you had a good time away. ..and that your back held up. I do know that dread of a strange bed! Sometimes even a strange pillow...

    Your card for your friend is lovely. I like the way you cut your PB stickeroo so that the impression of the die edges show. It looks great.

    No post yet here, but will keep my eye out. Have not been for a couple of days to check it as my back has been sore. Will walk down tomorrow.

  18. lovely card for your friend x Amanda

  19. What a lovely idea to send a card to Moira telling her she would be missed. It's a lovely card Di and such pretty colours. Barbxx

  20. I'm sure Moira loved this gorgeous card. What a nice gesture from you to send this lovely card knowing you will miss her. Those sticker papers are the bomb. I love how you incorporated them into a card. What happy news about your back. It just shows that having such great fun as dancing on tables and swinging can be hazardous to your health!

  21. Lovely card, Di. Those are nice stickers. I thought they were die cuts. You are so thoughtful and sweet to give this to Moira so she doesn't feel left out. 😉
    And thank you for your kind comment on my mom's birthday card.

  22. A lovely card for Moira, I'm sure she appreciated knowing that you were thinking of her. Just a shame she couldn't be there with you. Sounds like you had a brilliant time at your reunion. Looking forward to seeing the photos and hearing all about it. xx


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